CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow. The CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 The event draws a high number of slower moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants and

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12-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR WAL-MART BOMB THREAT

A 12-year-old boy is believed to be responsible for calling in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon. After the phone call threatening to “blow up” the store. Wal-Mart management evacuated the store and called the Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s Deputies Shaunna Ables and Michael Otey investigated the

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MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms pastor and President of the Ministerial Association was arrested Tuesday evening after his wife said he threatened to stab her and his children. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called police about 7:45 Tuesday evening to report Steven Byrnes, 58, was threatening to stab her and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 2: CRIME AND SAFETY, BLOCK GRANTS, AND CITY MANAGER

Yesterday, reporter Dan Stork told about a discussion about medical marijuana dispensaries at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night. In today’s second part, he summarizes what was said about crime and safety, block grants, City Manager selection, and a nature camp… In a workshop session preceding its regular

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD PROPOSES 15% WATER RATE INCREASE

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night and proposed a 15 percent increase in water rates over the next five years for their customers. The board said the raise is necessary due to costs of chromium-6 and the current and future maintenance for the Water District and inflation increases.

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FIESTA FRIDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

Get ready for some south of the border fun at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to Fiesta Friday!… It’s Fiesta Friday at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association. Chefs Gena and Danny Echeverria, who catered the recent Starry Nights Festival, are cooking up street

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STUDENT ART SHOW RECEPTION AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an artists’ reception and awards presentation Sunday, February 1, for its 2015 annual juried student art show. Students in grades 7 through 12 from across the Morongo Basin have entered art in a variety of media. The reception is from noon to 3

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FRIENDS OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY MEET SATURDAY

The public is invited to attend the Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library annual membership meeting. The meeting is scheduled for this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Library on Adobe Road. A power point presentation will be used to review projects that the Friends of the Library

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ALTA MIRA DEVELOPER AT SPECIAL MAC MEETING TOMORROW

The developer of the Alta Mira residential project proposed for Joshua Tree will try to win over a MAC subcommittee in a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork has details… A special meeting of the ad hoc committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council on the Alta Mira residential project

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH CHANGES TIME OF SERVICE

Oasis Community Church, located on Utah Trail, just south of Highway 62 has changed their Sunday service time from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

MOVIE NIGHT TOMORROW AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

La Contenta Middle School is having movie night tomorrow, Friday, January 30, for their students and parents. Free popcorn, pizza, and hot cocoa will be served. Doors open at 5:30, at the La Contenta Middle School’s multi-purpose room.

TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE SIGNUPS SATURDAY

Twentynine Palms Little League will be taking sign ups for youth baseball and youth softball this Saturday at Twentynine Palms Junior High School gymnasium on the stage from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per player. The league currently has 170 registrations and is planning for approximately

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT DANIE ENOS

Twelve candidates, all juniors from three area high schools, will compete in the 2015 Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant. Z107.7 introduces you to candidate Dani Enos… Today we visit with Dani Enos, a junior at Joshua Springs Christian High School and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Hi Dani. Who is

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Tuesday night, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ varsity basketball team stayed undefeated in league with a 55-to-44 win over Big Bear High School. Coach Tim Stanford said Lindsey Scamman had 28 points, 15 rebounds, and four steals. Tatiyanna Mackall had 10 points and six rebounds, and Nokomis Cabrera had

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ARREST MADE IN WAL-MART BOMB THREAT

Sheriff officials have confirmed they have arrested a 12-year-old boy for phoning in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s officials, the boy, who has not been identified due to his age, was on a bus yesterday when he allegedly told passengers he was going to make the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING SEES BATTLE LINES DRAWN OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Battle lines were drawn for what could be future confrontations over the issue of medical marijuana in Twentynine Palms. In the first of a two-part story on the Tuesday night Council Meeting, reporter Dan Stork concentrates on that issue. Tomorrow: crime and safety, block grants, city manager selection, and a

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YUCCA VALLEY WAL-MART EVACUATED AFTER BOMB THREAT

Wal-Mart management evacuated the Yucca Valley store for several hours Tuesday after it received a telephoned bomb threat. Detective Corey Emon said Wal-Mart received a phone call about 2:20 in which an unidentified caller threatened to blow up the store. Emon said at that time, management decided to clear the

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INVESTIGATORS LOOKING FOR HELP AFTER LARGE BRAWL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying people involved in a brawl in Twentynine Palms late Monday night. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, police were called to the 74000 block of Samarkand Drive about 11:30 for a report of about 20 people fighting. Yost said

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WE TALK TO THE DIRECTORS OF “AN IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29

The current production running now at Theatre 29 is the Oscar Wilde comedy, “An Ideal Husband.” Co-directors Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill spoke with reporter Rebecca Havely at Theatre 29 about the play and co-directing… Z107.7: I’m here at Theatre 29 with co-directors Butch Pelfry and Tom Highfill. Butch, how

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” IN JOHNSON VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, with the first

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